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♪ [car horn honks] our outback always gets us there... ... sometimes it just takes us a little longer to get back. ♪ carly fiorina laid off 30,000 workers. when you're talking about massive layoffs, which we did... perhaps the work needs to be done somewhere else. [ male announcer ] fiorina shipped jobs to china. and while californians lost their jobs, fiorina tripled her salary. bought a million dollar yacht. and five corporate jets. i'm proud of what i did at hp. [ male announcer ] carly fiorina. outsourcing jobs. out for herself. [ barbara boxer ] i'm barbara boxer and i approve this message. reality. drastic cuts to bay area mass transit. the >>> months of threats now a reality. drastic cuts to bay area mass transit. the neighborhoods hit the hardest. >>> a dad trying to protect his daughter or a police officer flexing his muscle? what happened before the camera started rolling? >>> it's like a bad episode of glee. the cheerleading coach accused of stealing thousands of dollars from her own squad to pay for a trip to vegas. >>> it would be impossible if everyone in the st
house correspondent bill plante is a traveling with the president an joins us now from the u.n. good morning, bill. >> reporter: good morning, harry. the president will make a plea for mideast peace today, telling leaders at the u.n. the u.s. supports the efforts of freeing the world of nuclear weapons but the expected midterm staff shake-up seems to be under way. president obama's inner circle appears to be moving on out of the west wing. cbs news learned that david a l axelrod moving to chicago next spring for a campaign for re-election. the dominos don't stop there. ram emanuel, the president's chief of staff may leave the white house next month. he told colleagues he's very likely to run for mayor of chicago. gibbs told reporters on air force one, i'm not going to rule anything in or out. he's in the process of thinking through what's best for rahm. the staff shake-up comes as the president addresses the u.n. general assembly this week to focus on america's place as a global leader. >> let me be clear. the united states of america has been and will remain the global leader in pr
right now it's kind of -- it's a sad time for us so we are just trying to get this neighborhood back together. >> reporter: that seems to be what is the hardest part. a lot of residents grasping what happened and now trying to move forward and go on with this clean-up effort. a massive clean-up effort. and as you can imagine, there's been a lot of rattled nerves and with it comes a lot of false alarms. in fact, one that happened today, a second school was evacuated after teachers reported smelling gas in their classrooms. this time at crestmoor elementary school in san bruno. a pg&e spokesman said there was no indication of a gas leak, although classes were cancelled. officials say the smell was likely caused by a heater turned on. pg&e says they have been receiving more calls since the pipeline explosion. now, the environmental health services met with residents today in san bruno. it was a closed meeting. a lot of questions the residents had were, what are we going to do with the clean-up, who is going to pay? the county has a couple of options. they can foot the bill or the county
use. >> the impact we had is very similar to one of the programs we had, it is called the squires program where the students are going into san quentin and having conversations with inmates who are giving them the message of don't make the mistakes i have. >> updating the conditions now of the five students, the driver and the four passengers of the -- of the four passengers, one died. one was upgraded from very critical condition to serious condition. and the remaining two treated at a hospital and released. as for the driver, he is still in police custody at the hospital, suffering from mild to moderate injuries. allen? >> sharon chen in novato with the latest, thanks. >>> in a few hours, we will learn the exact location of pg&e's most dangerous natural gas pipelines in california. the state's public you tills commission asked the utility for that information following the explosion in san bruno. the section of pipe that blew up there is being examined now to try to determine exactly what caused the blast. the mercury news reports pg&e told san jose and millipitas city leaders t
. and they will need a lot of that dirt. so some of that dirt is going to be used for that project, as well. but this is a very time- consuming thing we're talking about here. they are not going to have this project complete for another five years. >> wow, okay. well, and so in addition to that, it's a recycling project. that's good. >> reporter: yeah. they are putting the earth that was underground above ground and putting it to good use. >> good. len ramirez, thank you. >>> hundreds turned out tonight to remember three people killed in the san bruno pipeline explosion. sharon chin on the memorial service for the bullis family. >>> reporter: mourners streamed into the first presbyterian church in burlingame to remember three members of one family. gregory bullis, a nurse, his mother lavonne, a retired nurse, and his 17-year-old son william, a high school senior. the three died two weeks ago today in her claremont drive home in the san bruno explosion and fire. >> the bullis family was a very united family. lavonne was an excellent nurse and she cared about everybody. >> reporter: she is re
. anne makovec is at san quentin prison in marin county to tell us why. >> reporter: if the plan that was in effect on monday would have stuck, albert greenwood brown would be dead right now but he is alive behind me at san quentin this morning because of a decision by a federal judge last evening. brown would have been california's first execution in almost five years, but judge fogel suspended the execution until he finishes reviewing a lawsuit against california's lethal injection procedure. concerns that it's cruel and unusual punishment. if the first of three drugs administered doesn't work properly, the inmate could suffer extreme pain from the third drug which stops the heart. the family of brown's victim just wants it over with. here's her brother speaking about what it was like after his 15-year-old sister disappeared. >> i remember getting in the truck with my father and... [ crying ] >> ... driving up and down the... uhm....... driving up and down the streets, you know, callingherr name. >> reporter: the stay of execution is being appealed to the state court of appeal
>>> got a story idea or comment you would like to share with us? email brian@cbs5.com. >>> breaking >>> breaking news. major storm. the remnants of tropical storm nicole bring rains and wind up and down the east coast causing flooding and state of emergency in north carolina. dave price is live on the scene with the latest. >>> campus tragedy a. rutgers university student kills himself after an internet prank goes horribly wrong and shows him kissing another man. his roommate and another student now face criminal charges as the college mourns his loss. >>> and death of a legend. hollywood star tony curtis passes away at the age of 85. we'll look back at his career and his roles in some of hollywood's greatest films early in thursday morning, september hollywood's greatest films early in thursday morning, september 30th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> just a small taste of what's to come here in new york city where we and all of the east coast bracing for severe weather. good morning, everyone. i'm maggie rodriguez. >> i'm harry smith. >> i have a question for you. do you have a
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debate is scheduled for saturday in fresno. >>> today the two candidates for u.s. senate will debate each other. this is the second debate for democrat barbara boxer and republican fiorina. the two will meet at a public radio station in pasadena, kpcc. the debate begins at 1:00 and will be streamed online, as well. the candidates held their first debate this month at st. mary's college in moraga. >>> teachers parents children demonstrate in the east bay to protest the cuts to child care programs because of the state budget stalemate. it began this morning in fremont ending up at the state building in oakland where anne makovec is, with what demonstrators are doing this noon hour. >> reporter: yeah, hundreds of demonstrators here behind me they are actually in front of the oakland city hall. they wanted to be in front of the state building but this is where their permit was for. hundreds of people chanting for child care programs whose bankroll from the state was temporarily cut off on july 1 because the budget wasn't and still isn't passed. >> no child care, no work! >> reporter: it's a r
. those who stayed behind were trapped when local highways were shut down. >> they told us we have -- that we had 10 minutes to get out of there because they are blocking off all of the roads back there. >> reporter: all of this flooding was the result of extraordinarily heavy rains that fell across the upper midwest last week, as much as 10 to 12 inches in some areas. in the western wisconsin town of arcadia, some folks were allowed to return to homes only to find their belongings waterlogged. >> phone calls from friends letting me know that flooding was occurring so i got up and my house was already full. >> reporter: water and mud wiped out everything in troy's basement and garage, even his new car. flood insurance will cover the damage but money isn't always enough. this was his grandparents' pool table. >> sentimental, you can't replace that. >> reporter: south dakota saw its worst flooding in 20 years. sunday the big sioux river was above flood stage. >> boy, you better get my stuff. >> reporter: 60 homes and 20 businesses were lost in zumbro falls. sweeping more than 12 feet
. >> reporter: the emergency room texting program is also used in hospitals in texas, florida and southern california. but doctors here in san jose say it makes sense to use the technology here because we are in the heart of silicon valley. >> thank you, sharon chin. >>> right now, we're watching a developing story on the peninsula. fire crews are mopping up after a fire broke out at the san carlos airport. several engines responding to this one. we can tell you the fire was reported inside one of the hangars. in the last few minutes we have seen fire crews focusing on the roof of the hangar. the fire was called in at 4273 this afternoon. it is fortunately well under control. >>> a south bay city college has issued a safety alert after a female student reported being attacked in the school's parking garage. san jose city college police say the incident happened tuesday afternoon. the victim says she was walking to her car when a man grabbed her from behind and swung her against the wall. she says the suspects then grabbed her by the hips and pushed his body against hers. she was able to ge
to keep up with an explosion in visitors and all they leave behind. >> yes, we are using our materials, the stockpile is going down. >> the stockpile is toilet paper, cleaning supplies, the basics. but he may find his items bear on october 1st. >> the state parks, they are always the first one ... >> to get dumped on, they issue credit cards that allow state workers to buy toilet supplies without going all the way to sacramento. but no payments have gone to the banks in 90 days so the bank is canceling the cards. >> okay, this is another consequence of not having a budget in place. these are the cards used in under prescribed conditions as a normal course of business, could be shut off as of next week. >> there is no way. >> california is stuck in a quagmire and it's hard to be that, what, the seventh largest economy in the world can't get it's act together. >> governor schwarzenegger says they may soon bowl again, a so- called budget framework was reached this evening in santa monica but that does not mean an agreement on the $19 billion deficit. >> it's going to be a worse problem be
in the toughest times since the 1930s. and the american public put us in to do heavy lifting so when barbara boxer talked about his record as an outsourcer of jobs and someone that would overturn roe vs. wade, it is important to draw that contrast. >> are you worried that the voter turnout will be low. and now obama he's in office. do you think people will come out and vote? do you worry? >> i do. first, the president's first two years in office have had more accomplishments in terms of just agenda getting passed than virtually anybody this healthcare reform law is massive. prepreventtive care for health insurance policies and kids stay on their parents' policies till they're 26. >> is it going get people to come snout. >> yes. and it's going to bring people out. >> west vice chair of the california gop here last weekend. and i'm guessing he would beg to differ. >> nothing energizes people more. >> we've got another month or so. and we'll find out if folks really come out in high numbers again. thanks for coming. we appreciate you being here this morning. >>> a lot to talk about. thousands of pot
for nine years she came to meg to reveal to meg that she was in the u.s. illegally. diaz's lawyer gloria allred said whitman already knew that because she had received letters from the fed questioning the social security number and that whitman should check on it but she didn't follow up. >> we were stunned, just amazed and we said, gosh, nicky, we are going to have to let you go. that is our you know -- that's our legal obligation as on employer. we are going to have to let you go. >> we have no job, no schools, no place to live, and for that reason, we made a decision to come here. i told her that she knew that and i don't have papers to work here and i need her help. >> reporter: the other allegations against whitman that she emotionally and financially abused the housekeeper. diaz says that she was hired to work 15 hours a week for 23 bucks an hour. but that her duties were more than she could do in 15 hours and that she worked a number of hours unpaid. that could lead to a new set of court proceedings if diaz ends up pursuing it. of course, the court of public opinion here is a diff
rattling nerves in that city today. anne makovec in san bruno with the very latest developments for us. anne. >> reporter: nerves are raw, allen. there was a press conference here at city hall today with a lot of warnings for people about criminals that may want to take advantage of the destruction. there's already been two people arrested, accused of trying to bilk the system by posing as phony victims. they are set to be in court this afternoon at 1:30. also warnings today about the potential of phony charities out there. so watch who you give money to. but the main concern for victims, phony contractors. the state put these signs up all over the blast zone neighborhood to warn people. any contractor you hire should have a license displayed on all advertising material and paperwork. you can see that at checkthelicensefirst.com. we have that on cbssanfrancisco.com. you can check there to see if they have workers' comp. insurance if they are required if they have any additional people working for them. otherwise, you the property owner could be sued if someone is injured at your home.
. well, she canceled on us yesterday. she said she had scheduling conflicts and couldn't be here. we're going to have more on that later, and we're going to play the tape that began making the rounds friday night in which she said she once dabbled in witchcraft. i'm serious. but first to former president bill clinton. mr. president, thank you for coming. welcome to the broadcast. this week, you're bringing together business leaders, world leaders, thinkers from 90 countries. i think the last i heard 40 sitting presidents and prime ministers from around the world- - all getting together to talk about your clinton global initiative, the most serious problems facing the world and how we can take action against them. you've had some remarkable successes with this over the years. but let me just ask you first, what do you think you'll be concentrating on this year? >> well, this year, we'll be focusing a lot on the economic challenges facing people all around the world, including in the united states, and what, if anything, the private people who come here and the non- governmental groups
, there are dozens of walnut creek neighbors who say what about us? the benefits go to pleasant hill and the traffic goes to walnut creek. >> reporter: neighbors don't want to be overrun by the smell of fast food the potential for garbage, the exhaust from cars along the wall and the traffic. >> worst-case scenario we expect 1200 to 1500 cars coming through in n out and many will take a shortcut through our neighborhood because people already do. >> reporter: it's true that while 680 is justs across the street, get there is is easiest if you use side streets. the same streets now used by children on their bikes. simple enough concerns but remember these are walnut creek residents fighting pleasant hill's city hall. >> it's irrelevant to us where it is. we would have the same issues. >> reporter: the pleasant hill city planner says the city trying to bend over backwards to address the neighbor's traffic worries. >> i think it's certainly a valid concern. and we're going to try to work with all the parties to, you know, come up with a design that minimizes that concern. >> reporter: some option inclu
-davis to show us what jerry brown and meg whitman hope to accomplish >>> reporter: they are filing into the venue to hear the candidates state where they plan to lead california. >>> reporter: political analysts say each candidate has unique challenges. for the 72-year-old brown it's a matter of convincing voters he is the right man to be governor again. brown has spent the past four decades in politics, including two terms as governor from 1975 to 1983. he must prove to voters that experience is an asset and will help him solve the state's problems rather than a liability, a sign he is out of touch with regular voters and without any real-world experience. conversely, whitman the former ceo of ebay must show her lack of experience is not a liability. the 54-year-old claims her business acumen is just the remedy for sacramento's seemingly endless run of budget deficits and political gridlock but some wonder whether this is the time to hire a political novice to the state's top job given that few problems were solved the last time that was tried. budget deficits have increased under
--bottle of depleted your uranium. rittenhouse worked at goodrich in fairfield. the company does not use uranium. he will be arraigned today on charges positive sessing explosives. >>> this morning, two bodies still in the small plane that crashed on the peninsula. that plane taking off from the san carlos airport about noon yesterday. a few minutes later, it crashed into a lagoon at redwood shores. some boaters in the area quickly got to the crash scene but couldn't rescue anyone from the plane. emergency personnel recovered a woman's body from the water, but two people still in the cockpit will not be removed until investigators check the wreckage. >> one of the bodies in the plane is believed to be that of the owner. he is 92-year-old robert borrmann, who owns a steel company in east palo alto. the pilot was also killed. witnesses say he was a hero for steering the plane away from buildings near the crash site. >>> the city of san carlos may soon have no police department. last night the city council voted to disband the department and contract services out to the san mateo county she
nap shows us their focus on resilience, determination and sense of community ♪ [ music ] ♪ >> reporter: this must be the most up beat event in san bruno in the past two weeks. not only a benefit for community a well, big hug therapy. >> after such a tragedy, and let everybody see each other's faces again and make it known we are going to come back from this and be better and stronger than ever. >> reporter: holly's family home was destroyed so was the home of joe vazquez's parents. >> if you lookout this way, there is so many people, it is a beautiful thing. everybody got everybody's back they got t-shirts and all this stuff. it is really warm and great. fantastic. >> reporter: friday, crews began cleaning up remains of the once neat neighbourhood sorting out what was recyclable and what was not. >> this is not just a demolition job but a removal of individuals homes, personal belongings, their material. >> reporter: folks may be saturday to see their homes gone but looking ahead to see the ground cleared and chance to begin anew. home grown dj jimmy stuart junior born and bred in brun
of the country waking up to extreme weather, including us here in new york city. good morning, everyone. i'm maggie rodriguez. >> we got soaked around here yesterday. good morning, everybody. i'm harry smith. of course, in the midwest, there's still a lot of cleanup and a lot of water piled up all over the place there. and the big story then turns out to be in southern california. in california, a record-breaking heat wave making l.a. feel more like death valley. downtown los angeles yesterday, they armometers topped out at 1 degrees, all-time high. the l.a. department of water and power says it recorded its highest ever demand for ele electrici electricity. hattie kaufman reports. >> reporter: talk about scorching. los angeles topped out at 113 degrees, the hottest day in l.a. history. it edged out the previous record set in 1990 by one degree. >> i'm going to melt. >> quite frankly, you can feel your skin searing in the heat of it. >> reporter: a high pressure system trapped the heat which is not good news for firefighters battling several brush fires. >> the wind, the heat and the humid
women. and get this: there is much more. investigators sources are tells us that along with the two bodies found in the home, investigators also found radio active uranium. only cbs 5 cameras caught the bomb extraction team that police brought in from travis air force base. we know they're in connection with charles ritenhouse's job. >> investigators sources tell cbs 5 crews thought they were only removing highly explosive c4 from the storage unit. but now sources tell cbs 5 something much more sinister was found with the c4. uranium. that's the radioactive chemical used in armor piercing ammunition or bombs. >> what his motive was to have that material, we don't know. >> reporter: they're also at a loss as to why rittenhouse stayed in a house with a body decayed in there and in the back yard. initially made them appear to be chopped up. investigators called it a scene from silence of the lambs and are operating under the assumption it's the remains of administrate and allen. that's when valdemoro. that's his corvette in the garage. >> she was screaming outside that door. she would
in the house. dynamite, c-4 and uranium, a radioactive chemical used in dirty bombs or armor-piercing ammunition. those materials were found in both a storage locker he rented as well as in the house. so there's a couple of big questions here in vallejo. what exactly was all that material all about? we do know that he was involved with chemical science. some of it may have been used for his job. but we're talking about some serious materials. and then again, who killed these women? sydnie. >> anne, what an incredibly complicated story. how many police departments are involved? >> reporter: several. the chp and federal agencies including the atf. >> anne, thank you. anne makovec in vallejo. >>> find much more of this story including unedited video from each crime scene. it's all on our website, cbs5.com. >>> oakland's police chief disagrees with the police officer's union on the impact of recent police layoffs. 80 officers laid off in july. last week union officials said crime in oakland has increased 8.5% since then. but police chief anthony batts is not connecting that incre
and teachers at merritt trace elementary school are trying to win money. matt bigler of kcbs radio shows us it's money the school could really use. >> reporter: merritt trace elementary school here in san jose, which was decimated by fire this summer, is involved in an email campaign from parents and teachers to get people to go on facebook and vote for the school in this kohl's department store prize campaign. kohl's is offering $500,000 to the top 20 schools each that get the most votes. so you have to go on facebook, log in, search for merritt trace elementary school, which is the official name of trace, and then you can vote up to five times. and then again if merritt trace ends up in the top 20 schools, they will receive $500,000. as of this morning, they were ranked at number 32. so there is a lot of ground to cover if they are going to win. i'm matt bigler in san jose for cbs 5. >>> people in one san francisco neighborhood sounding off about growing problems with a popular park. neighbors say that dolores park in the mission area gets too loud and crowded even during the week. they say
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